Step 1: Finish the Interior

finish the interior when faux-finish painting furniture
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Wipe down the inside with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt. If it's really grimy, use a degreaser. Cover the insides of the doors and cabinet with primer, using a disposable chip brush and short, erratic strokes. Keep the brush pretty dry; you want the undercoat to peek through to give the interior a clean yet worn appearance.
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    Tools List

    • Sanding Sponge
      Medium-grit sanding sponge
    • Natural-bristle chip brush
      3 disposable chip brushes

    Shopping List

    1 quart of primer for the interior2 quarts of latex paint for the exterior